Domestic telephone service is available in all inhabited towns, via the PSTN or VoIP. The PSTN network is run by T-home [www]. There is an affordable fixed phone service (wireless and easy to install) from the mobile operator ONE [www] , available prepaid (without a monthly fee, 12 months availability without recharge, recharging for only MKD500/€8) and postpaid.
Mobile phones are widely spread and the coverage is excellent. There are 3 mobile networks (T-mobile [www], One [www] and VIP [www] ), all using the GSM/3G standard. You can buy a pre-paid SIM card from T-mobile for MKD295 (€5) with MKD250 free talk time, from ONE for MKD190 (€3) with MKD250 free talk time, and from VIP for MKD300 (€5) with MKD300 free talk time. You may need to show your ID card or passport when buying.
Internet access is widely available throughout the country. Almost all hotels provide internet access, either free or paid. Local coffee shops usually offer free Wi-Fi access, as many other public places do. Feel free to ask for the password, if the network is locked. Broadband internet is available through cable, ADSL, WiMax and LAN connections. You can also access internet with your mobile phone, via GPRS or 3G.
ONE offers both internet for home and mobile internet. More information here . T-home offers ADSL internet for MKD599/month (€10) - 30GB bandwidth, 6Mbit/s speed - you need to have PSTN connection from T-home.
Internet cafés are available in most cities and in some villages.